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Thinnest Of Air
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: Brendan Hill, John Popper

How promising the start
Of the letter being read until the captain proclaimed
"Dying is my heart"
Then a hush befalls the crowd as the theatre exclaimed
"Now our hero's part is played"
And they continue as the lights come on and they get up to go:
"And we are all betrayed
For our champion he screams and cries like us"
Do they deserve to know that

Yes I'm unprepared
And in the face of it all I guess I get just the littlest bit scared
Yeah me
I feel around the darkness of an empty house and there's nothing there
Just a terrified chameleon hiding out in the thinnest of air

Should the love inside me die
Come save me, I'll be drowning
Just a few feet from the beach
Please give it your best try
Though I may do my best to
Distance you and keep your arms from reach

I'm really asking you to stay
But the only way that I know how
Is by riddle or by game
It seems no one wants to play
And as I float on out to sea
I never really sink, I just drift and say that

Yes I'm unprepared
And in the face of it all I guess I get just the littlest bit scared
Yeah me
I feel around the darkness of an empty house and there's nothing there
Just a terrified chameleon hiding out in the thinnest of air

If ever I can ease your pain
Well I don't think I'd release you
I'd spin fairy tales instead
Or else you'd never need me again
And though I know that hold's pathetic
It's letting go that I greater dread

Call it a joke to hide a dream
It takes a great deal more than joking
To make any dream come true
So rock & roll and kick & scream
For what it's worth I can't
Resist this flame and fire to finally
Say to you that

Yes I'm unprepared
And in the face of it all I guess I get just the littlest bit scared
Yeah me
I feel around the darkness of an empty house and there's nothing there
Just a terrified chameleon hiding out in the thinnest of air


First release: Truth Be Told
Released: 08/05/2003
Earliest time played: 03/21/2002
Last time played: 09/26/2013
Playing frequency:
  267 plays (see all shows)
  14.37% of shows in the database
  34.59% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  This is possibly an older song; lyrics for this tune have been around since at least 1997 and may date even older. Likely an old John solo tune that he never played live, then brought back for Truth Be Told.

Other recordings of "Thinnest Of Air":
  Live: Thinnest Of Air, 2003
  Live On The Rocks, 2004


So rock & roll and kick & scream
These words echo the same line from "Onslaught".